2016 KIWANIS 19TH TURNAROUND SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

Hilbert Morales / EL OBSERVADOR Turnaround Scholarships provides financial rewards to ‘at-risk’ high school seniors who have made admirable changes in their lives, allowing them to graduate and go on...
Ursula & Valentino DeLeón (President, Kiwanis Club Pueblo de San Jose) with their granddaughter. Photo Courtesy: Hilbert Morales
Ursula & Valentino DeLeón (President, Kiwanis Club Pueblo de San Jose) with their granddaughter. Photo Courtesy: Hilbert Morales

Hilbert Morales / EL OBSERVADOR

Turnaround Scholarships provides financial rewards to ‘at-risk’ high school seniors who have made admirable changes in their lives, allowing them to graduate and go on to attend college or other accredited training programs. This program is funded by Kiwanis Clubs of Willow Glen, Almaden Valley and Pueblo de San Jose chapters.

The following 2016 Kiwanis Turnaround Scholarship awardees were: Alfaro Espinoza Yaritzia (Lincoln); Milton Alvarez (Overfelt); Saba Asfana (Gunderson); Daeja Butler (Lincoln); Gerardo Carillo (San Jose); Lidia Castillo Ramos (Willow Glen); Kaitlyn Crane (Lincoln); Isaac Cruz (Willow Glen); Tianna Dixon Owens (Summit Public Rainer); Miriam Figueroa (Downtown College Prep); Andrew Fuentes (Liberty); Arlette Gonzalez (Broadway); Celia Hernandez (Pioneer); Yolanda Kuljis (Willow Glen); Stephanie Martinez (Downtown College Prep); Gabriela Mendez (Willow Glen); Vincent Mulitalo (Evergreen Valley); Keegan Orr (San Jose); Lioun Polozi (Pioneer); Fatima Renteria (Broadway); Danitza Rodellow (San Jose); Brody Sarpa (Leland); Jalyssa Sanchez (Gunderson); Alejandro Serna-Espinoza (Willow Glen); Jewel Smedley (Pioneer); Isayra Villa (Middle College); Sarah Vollmer (Liberty).

Scholarship funds raised were macthed dollar for dollar by the Leo M. Shortino Family Foundation to provide a total of $138,000 in scholarship awards.

To make a contribution or get Kiwanis membership information, please phone Michael Rubino, 408-425-4115 or <michaelrubino@sbcglobal.net>.

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